Not Providing Proper Safety Equipment Comes with a Cost

09 / 03 / 2014 | Safety Articles | Ryan Michels

A roofing company in Bradley, IL has been fined by OSHA for two willful safety violations by exposing workers to fall hazards. It has been reported that workers were expected to work on a low-sloped roof, 13 feet above the ground without the recommended means of fall protection. OSHA has proposed $48,400 penalties for the violations. Read the full story here.

“Falls remain the leading cause of death in the construction industry. Allowing construction workers on roofs without fall protection is inexcusable negligence,” said Kathy Webb, OSHA’s area director in Calumet City, Illinois.

The Stop Falls Webpage was created by OSHA, lists detailed information regarding fall protection standards. Providing three simple steps (Plan, Provide and Train), the website offers expert advice on fall prevention to save lives by offering fact sheets, posters and videos.

W.S. Safety works with our customers to ensure they are in compliance with local regulations to avoid penalties. By specializing in fall protection safety for the commercial construction industry we can keep you up to date with Temporary Rooftop Guardrails, Warning Lines, Industrial Netting, Fall Protection Anchor and Roof Hatch Protection.

Constant consideration of worksite fall protection safety is a must. We often read about violations and fines and worksites. Our hope at W.S. Safety is to provide continued awareness and knowledge by providing you with most current compliance codes and fall protection equipment. Working together we can make your worksite safe.

About the author

Ryan Michels Ryan has been involved in the design and installation of custom fall protection systems with W.S. Safety Technologies since 2005. Ryan is a specialist in the different types of products, applications, and regulatory codes governing proper design and use of fall protection systems.

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